Hello all, thought I would share some pictures from the Real Squeal Car Show in Lyons, Ga this past Saturday. Unfortunately I didn't place in my category (Pre-1960 unmodified), but I did get a trophy for having the oldest car! There was a gentleman there with a 1930 Model A that was beautiful. He said, "I had the award for oldest car in the bag until I saw you chugging up the hill in that old Model T and I knew I was in trouble". There were about 70 cars on-site. Enjoy.
At the end they had a "drive out" where we all left at the same time, so the crowd could hear all the "American Muscle" leave out. I was sandwiched between an immaculate 1969 Camaro SS and a 2002 hot rod Chevy truck. Talk about out of place!!
It is neat to see a young dad out sharing his hobby, especially with his children. My late father's love of antique cars perpetuated itself with me. Many blessings to you.
Rob, great that you won a trophy, i took my 24 to a small church fundraiser car show last week, i was fun but the judging was all to familiar, it came down to my 24 and a Mustang fastback, the Mustang won because as a judge told me later, they just don't know anything about the cars from the T era, so they don't know what to do.
Rick you are dead on with your judge's explanation. Even a lot of the voting spectators are "lost" while they are even going gaga over how nice our cars really are over the "ultra moderns". And, seems like an over-restored, $15K paint job wins it every time! Oh well. I still have fun showing 'em off.
More and more " people voting " car shows are being won by unique vehicles. I have entered three car shows with my hack and have two seconds and one first in class with a car that was restored in the 50's In each show there were numerous immaculate trailer queens that did not get any trophies
The second place in the show I got first went to a rusty barn find A There were at least two beautiful brass T's that I thought would win but the folks liked my hack and the A better
At one show a guy told me that I had the only real car there because the rest were only ego sleds
As usual there were a few drops of oil where the T marked its territory
I won "best classic" at a benefit show at a local Porsche dealer yesterday with my 15 Speedster, and no way is it a show car. There were some REALLY NICE cars in the same category, but everybody that came to the show got to vote and the T won because it is so unique. No matter how pristine your 57 Chevy is, everyone's seen a bunch of them!
Sorry we missed you. Given the rain at Hershey, we probably should have stayed home and gone to the Real Squeal. Congrats on the award.
Chris -- Folks in NH understand function over lookin pretty -
Although the pristine vehicles are beautiful and great to look at, folks can identify with vehicles that are more down to earth - or on their way to the earth (just thought that up)- because they are closer to something they could afford, own, and enjoy.
Several years ago, I won second place in our local 4th of July parade with the TT that is on my profile picture. That was nice, but I was the only one in my class! Oh well. Dave
That sounds really funny. You were the only car in your class and you got second place. If you were the only car, what got first place? A clown?
Since he was both first and last in class second place must be the average.
Makes sense to me!
I used to judge several years ago. Some shows will judge you against an imiagnary 100 point car. We had it where it took 96 to 100 points to get a first, 90 to 95 to get a second and 85 to 94 to get a third. Anything below 85 got a participant award. Very rarely, we could have 2 or more firsts, or seconds, or thirds. All shows seem to have there own rules. When I take my cars to shows now I do not care if I win or not. Its just fun going and showing the old stuff. I useally tell the people at the show, unless I get the peoples choice award, to not give me a trophy, either keep it for next time or let someone else win it. But I do like the dash plaques.......
I went to a show earlier this year and never went up to the stage when they were giving out trophies. I was talking to someone and just didn't care whether I won or not. Some people get all upset if they don't win. I don't care, at least at small local shows. It doesn't really mean anything and I have given away a ton of plastic trophies my cars have won. I have one trophy that means something to me. It is an AACA National First my Model A won in Mobile, AL in 2006. We restored the car ourselves and for it to win in the company of professionally restored cars made us feel pretty good. Plastic trophies from local cars shows? Give it to somebody that's gonna get pissed if they don't win.